Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council
Alia Almansoori is an Emirati High school student who’s very passionate about space, science and technology. Reading scientific journals, science fiction movies and books have inspired her to learn more about these fields. Her dream is to be one of the first astronauts who set foot on mars and to raise the UAE flag on the red planet. Recently she has become the first Emirati to win a competition called genes in space organized by miniPCR, Boeing and UAE space agency. This competition gave her the chance to send her scientific experiment to the international space station on August 13 2017 through Space X an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Space X is led by Elon Musk.